[Libreoffice-qa] Drop-down boxes are broken for the whole LibreOffice.

Robinson Tryon bishop.robinson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 15:38:28 PST 2015

On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 4:12 PM, Pedro <pedlino at gmail.com> wrote:
> Robinson Tryon wrote
>> As mentioned previously, we're no longer using Severity: 'blocker' to
>> mark bugs. Please set those bugs to 'critical' severity.
> May I suggest that you migrate all "blockers" to "critical" and remove the
> "blocker" option from the list?

We've migrated all open blockers to critical (migrating the
resolved/closed bugs was deemed more disruptive than helpful).
Renaming 'blocker' was proposed and then postponed, as the 'blocker'
label is threaded extensively through the Bugzilla codebase, and
patches to remove it would complicate upgrades. It's possible that we
could remove the option *solely* in the drop-down display when
editing, if that would be considered helpful for new bug reporters.

See docs on Severity field here:

> It is useless, causes confusion/illusion and is a waste of time both to
> reporters and triagers.

Ideally, all triagers should be in the 'contributors' Bugzilla group
and should hopefully be aware of current best practices regarding
Severity and Priority. I just made additional updates to the
Prioritization flowchart mentioned in our Bug Triage docs to clarity
the deprecation of 'blocker', reflect the relative position of the
Importance fields (Priority, Severity) in the Bugzilla bug-editing
interface, and change the term 'Wishlist' to 'Enhancement' (to reflect
the actual terms used):


Robinson Tryon
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